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Poster: clashcity Date: Nov 20, 2009 10:40am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Cara-Van

See Van's performance is good and all, but at that point in the show (following Joni Mitchell and Neil Diamond - YAWN) they could've marched anyone out there to do some leg kicks to an upbeat number and it would've been considered a high point.

Now, only Van is "The Man" doing it in a velvety bedazzled leisure suit... so bonus points there.

Nonetheless - the whole gang of Canadians up there, and the most spine tingling rendition of Helpless... IMO the only thing that tops it is Dylan walking out on stage and ripping into Baby Let Me Follow You Down.

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Nov 20, 2009 10:55am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Cara-Van

Van had chutzpah, Neil had snow dangling from his nose. (One of the funniest things is how totally out of it he looks and how everyone else seems to be keeping a wary eye on him, not quite sure what he might do.)

Hey there's a lot to enjoy in the movie. When I first got a DVD player what was the first disc I ordered? Last Waltz. It's just that it's Van that always stuck in my mind.

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Poster: clashcity Date: Nov 20, 2009 11:27am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Cara-Van

Apparently (according to Levon's book) there was a room in Winterland with noses on the wall and mirror tables, white shag carpet.

And in my opinion the only coked out freak who no one knew what he would do next at that show was Robbie Robertson. Him and Marty boy sold the whole thing up the river...

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Nov 20, 2009 11:48am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Cara-Van

that was in Bill Grams book too